The petrol automatic version of Jeep Compass delivers just 5 kmpl of fuel mileage. The owner of this car has complained about the incident at the local police.
In India, Jeep cars are normally notorious for being quite fuel-inefficient and giving relatively low levels of fuel mileage. Driving a Jeep car means you are ready to dig into your pocket to cover the running costs. But the case of this Compass Petrol AT seems unacceptable and will go beyond your expectation for sure.
A 52-year-old businessman named Shashikumar from Bengaluru has lodged a serious complaint with the local Police against Jeep India as his new Jeep Compass did not deliver the required fuel mileage as advocated by Jeep’s dealership. The man demanded the automaker to exchange his Compass with a completely new one or else, a full refund.
In a one-of-its-kind incident, Shashikumar was a bit shocked to find out that his recently-bought Jeep Compass is not as efficient as what the dealership has claimed from the initial days. Actually, Shashkumar had earlier made some complaints with Jeep India seeking for the resolution but failed to get any positive response from both the Jeep dealership and the company itself.
As reported, Shashikumar came to Jeep showroom based out at Yeshwantpur in Bangalore to buy a new Jeep Compass and gifted it as a birthday present to his dear daughter. The man had already taken a test drive and was confirmed by the sale personnel that this new Compass Petrol AT can achieve a mileage of 16 kmpl. However, after just a couple of months, when his daughter started asking a great amount of money for the fuel each month, ShashiKumar was astounded to figure out that the car gave only 5 kmpl indeed.
The man, who had paid as much as Rs 26 Lakh for this petrol-automatic Jeep Compass, had to, again, visit the company showroom multiple times and send a stream of emails to the head office with his compliant. However, Jeep’s dealer continued to claim that its car was capable of delivering the promised fuel efficiency. The problem is left unsolved until now. As a result, Shashikumar has approached the JP Naga Police Station to file the case at FIR to ask for the intervention from the authority.
As for the Jeep Compass petrol automatic, the car is available with five variants, which cost from Rs 19 Lakh to Rs 22 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). Powering all these variants is a 1.4-litre petrol motor which can churn out 160 HP of max power and 250 Nm of max torque. This engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT and has a claimed mileage of 14 – 16 kmpl.
As it is widely known, the actual fuel mileage in the daily driving conditions is different from what is written on paper, especially for petrol-powered models. The real-world fuel mileage depends much on our driving style, road conditions and how well the car is maintained. It is advisable that the car buyers should not rely much on the manufacturer’s claims about performance or mileage, etc. and they should do further research instead. The man here should have noticed that beforehand so that he wouldn't be so frustrated by the incidents. However, if someone should be responsible for this mileage issue, it's the municpal dealer who "blowed their own trumpet" and acts unprofessionally regarding the customer service.